Sunday, October 26, 2008

Three Fast Suppers and Blue Monday!

 Happy Blue Monday everyone!

Jacob is an insulator collector.
Glass insulators were created in the 1850's for use with telegraph lines.     As technology developed so did the need for insulators.  Many styles and designs were developed for telephone lines and cable lines.  In the 1960's people started to collect them.  Many clubs were formed. local and national shows and websites.  The value for insulators varies greatly from $1-2 to $100's of dollars.  They come in hundreds of different styles, brands, and a variety of colors.  For more info on them click here.
To visit all the other participants of Blue Monday 
then please visit Sally@ SmilingSally.
 Here's my three fast easy suppers, I have a few others up my sleeve, but these are ones that I can get Jacob to eat.

   Beef Stroganoff
1  medium onion diced
1  stalk of celery diced
1 cup sliced button mushrooms

 Add & brown, then simmer about 30 - 40 mins:
1 round steak cubed
1 beef bullion cube, pepper and a garlic powder to taste

1 can of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup of sour cream (optional - I don't always add this if I don't have it)
Sometimes I add a dash of Kitchen Bouquet - to make it more appetizing

I serve this over wide egg noodles or white rice.

   Taco Pie
 The crust:
1 package of Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls pressed into pie plate
Crush  Fritoes or Doritoes and sprinkle over bottom onto the  rolls
Sprinkle one handful of cheddar cheese shreds 

 Then add:
1 lb. prepared taco meat
8oz container of sour cream - spread  over meat
Top with more crushed chips  and the cheddar cheese

  Bake according to crescent roll package directions. (350 degrees for about 20 minutes.)    Serve with shredded lettuce, diced onions, chopped tomatoes or Salsa  and Taco Sauce

  Sloppy Joes
1 1/2 1b of ground beef
1 medium onion diced
1 toe of garlic minced

   Add BBQ sauce, then simmer for about 30 minutes:
1 cup ketchup
2 tbsp. vinegar
2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. water
1 tsp. yellow mustard
A dash of Worcestershire sauce

    Jacob always has his with tater tots!  Enjoy!   

     I can't wait to see what everyone else has to offer.  



Happy To Be said...

Girl I am loving these,,I also have a ton of them..they always look so great with the sun shining through I didn't know they have a club for them..great information to add to my list of things I didn't know..the taco pie sound YUMMY girl..Love your blog..Hugs and smiles Gloria p.s I love the Blue Monday maybe I should join in with that one as I have a blue kitchen..

Buffie said...

These sound so yummy and easy to make, I'm copying everyone's great recipes and these are definitely keepers, thanks! Oh and I have two insulators myself, I have a blue one and a clear one...I need to look them up though...not sure if they're even worth anything.


nikkicrumpet said...

EASY??? Don't be lying to me woman...if I have to chop, add, or stir...IT AIN'T EASY!!!

Bo said...

What an interesting twist on the Taco pie...using the crescents..
gotta try this one first..yum!
;-) Bo

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Thanks for visiting my Pink Saturday.

That Taco Pie recipe sounds wonderful. I am going to try that soon.


santamaker said...

These all sound very tasty! The taco pie sounds like it would make a great appetizer!

Smilingsal said...

Oops! You forgot to link in for Blue Monday.

Penny said...

I want some of that taco pie RIGHT NOW. Except maybe I'd throw a 2 cup bag of shredded cheese in it. LOL Thanks for having people over and sharing your recipe today. Penny

onlymehere said...

I've never heard of insulators, much less that there were clubs for collectors! That's a very interesting collection.

Joie de vivre said...

I was planning on making Turkey Sloppy Joe's tonight! I was going to be lazy and go buy Manwich but I may try your sauce, then I wouldn't have to go grocery shopping! Thanks!

Joie de vivre said...

I was planning on making Turkey Sloppy Joe's tonight! I was going to be lazy and go buy Manwich but I may try your sauce, then I wouldn't have to go grocery shopping! Thanks!

Joie de vivre said...

I was planning on making Turkey Sloppy Joe's tonight! I was going to be lazy and go buy Manwich but I may try your sauce, then I wouldn't have to go grocery shopping! Thanks!

Sweetie said...

The insulators are neat. I haven't seen any at flea markets recently. I really like the blue one. Also, your recipes sound very delicious and very easy.

Anne Fannie said...

I love your insulators. I have collected a few over the years too. Your recipes made me hungry!
happy blue monday,
Love, Ann

Anonymous said...

YOU have been booo-ED. Are you scared? come by and see what its all about.

Have a nice evening.

Glenda said...

That beef stroganoff sounds really good. I have some cubed steak in the freezer and all the other ingredients on hand. I think you just solved my supper menu for tomorrow night. Thanks.

laurie said...

Love this taco pie recipe. Sounds like something that would be a real hit at my house. Can't wait to try it. Thanks. laurie (bargainhunr)

Glenda said...

Had to stop back and tell you that I did fix the beef stroganoff for supper tonight. DH is carrying what was left for his lunch tomorrow. DH is not a huge fan of mushrooms but he really liked this dish as much as I did. Definitely a keeper. Thanks!

imjacobsmom said...

Glenda, Im glad you and your hubby enjoyed it. It is one of my favs and my Dad's, too. ~ Robyn

bj said... sorry to be late in getting computer is so sick it doesn't know what to minute I am on the net, the next, I'm not...and can't get back on in forever....ANYWAY...
I love the blue insulator. Once, a long time ago, hubby and I found where they had taken down a whole line of telephone poles and there were insulators ALL OVER THE PLACE. We picked up tons of pretty blues, tho...
gotta ck your Pink Sat. now...

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Yum, Yum, these recipes sound so good. I will give them a try.

Shelia said...

Hi! Oh, thank you for coming by my table! Your recipes looks so tasty!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

laurie said...

Thank you so much for coming to my Teen Girl's Party today and for leaving me a note. It is always such fun to have you visit. laurie

jerseygirl211 said...

Hi Robyn,

I just wanted to stop by and give you a HELLO!!!

Jacob's glass insulator collection is great, I especially love the colors. I remember seeing them in white and amber on telephone poles.


niartist said...

Thanks for stopping by Robyn. I think you're right - grandma's are the best! ;) I can't wait to try that sloppy joe recipe! They're my favorite!

nikkicrumpet said...

THanks for the birthday love...I figured why not give everyone a laugh at my dorky 70's and 80's hair. YIKES I even scared myself!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

I love those old insulators...I bet Jacob has fun finding them. I have never had taco pie, does that sound good or what! Num!

claudie said...

Love the insulators. i have one in a blueishgreen is there such a word?
Happy BM ( oh my it just struck me that the girls might take that as a Bowel Movement YUCK...sorry) and thank you for the lovely "Barbie" comment.
Claudie from Canada